Journal 11, November 2023pages: 724-728
1 Zakai Division of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
2 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
On Saturday, 7 October 2023, the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, our entire country woke to a reality of the worst terror attacks it has ever known, despite its long history of wars and terror. These horrific attacks included killing and burning babies, children, women, men, and the elderly; raping women; beheading babies; destroying settlements; and kidnapping more than 240 civilians and soldiers. The severe traumatic events created different circles of those exposed to trauma. In each group, the intensity of the trauma was different and had different characteristics.